Friday, May 26, 2006

Vazhaikkai Podi (Raw Banana Powder)

Vazhaikkai Podi
A Podi variety with Raw Banana (Plantain).

Ingredients Needed:
1. Raw Banana 1
2. Salt to taste
3. Channa Dal - 2 1/2 table spoons
4. Coriander Seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
5. Urad Dal - 1 tsp
6. Pepper Corns - 6
7. Tamarind - Small Gooseberry Size.
8. Salt to taste
9. Dry Red Chillies 7 to 8 (according to taste)
10. Oil 2 tsp
11. Mustard seeds a nd Curry leaves.
12. Hing

Vazhaikkai Podi

1. Heat 1 tsp of Oil in a kadai, Fry Channa dal, Urad dal, Coriander seeds, Pepper, Red Chilli & Tamarind,
till brown and keep it aside.
2. Peel the skin and Cut the Raw Banana into small, thin pieces. Fry these pieces in the same Oil till it shrinks,
in medium flame and keep aside to allow it to cool.
3. Add Salt and Hing to the Dal mixture and pound. Then add the Raw Banana pieces.
4. Heat another spoon of Oil and season with Mustard and Curry leaves, Fry the pounded Raw Banana Powder for 2 minutes.

[] Serve this Podi with Hot Rice and have it along with melted Ghee. []

Note: This Podi can stand good for weeks


Lakshmi said...

first time to this raw banana powder, will try. looks nice.

shammi said...

Wow, I've never heard of this. I love plantains and will definitely try this recipe... just one question- should the sliced bananas become soft and cooked before being pounded?

Priya said...

Very nice recipe...never knew raw banana cud be cooked this way...I use the same ingredients but powder everything but the raw banana and add it to the fried raw banana. Just made it y'day...will try out ur recipe next time.

Menu Today said...

Hi Lakshmi,
Please try and let me know.

Hi Shammi,
In oil just fry in slow flame, it will become soft then pound it.

Hi Priya,
That this dry curry. This u can keep it for little longer days.Please try out and let me know.Thanx

Vineela said...

Hi MM,
My mom will make this recipe without grinding after frying banana . nice to see a nice post.Pounding is new idea.Iam going to try it.

Rama said...

Nice entry....